Cauldrons simmer at the heart of Celtic myth:
nourishment, objects of quest, and containers of transformation. They
are sought after but out of reach, redemptive yet threatening, holding
mysteries that few ever plumb. And yet... one medieval Irish manuscript
says we each have cauldrons of our own, born within us to safeguard our
well being and initiate our transformations.
How many cauldrons do we have? Not hard: Three
is ever the sacred number of the Celts.
this weekend workshop, we will study ancient sources and modern
interpretations to learn about the Three Cauldrons. We will journey to
find our cauldrons and meet their guardians. We will learn how to work
with and care for these sources of sustaining and transformative
Experience with shamanic journeying is
this workshop. Knowledge of Irish or Celtic myth is not required,
although any background you have in this area will add richness and
depth to your work.
This workshop is taught by Mary Pat Lynch, PhD,
who has studied shamanic journeying since 1997, and Irish and Celtic
myth and history since she was little. She has been working with the
Three Cauldrons material for four years and enjoys sharing what she's
learned with others.
The workshop will begin Friday
evening with an introduction to the medieval manuscript which includes
the Three Cauldron material and a discussion of how the manuscript has
been translated and interpreted. We will also use this evening session
to discuss Celtic dream traditions and incubate a dream to begin our
On Saturday, we will journey to each
cauldron to learn about its condition and its guardian. Our goal is to
work with all three cauldrons over the course of the weekend, but it is
important to establish good contact with the first cauldron before
moving on to the second, and with the second before working to the
third. For that reason, we will spend as much time as needed in each
stage before moving on.
Morning and afternoon working
sessions are planned for Saturday. The evening is open to allow for
additional journey work, or for an evening of Celtic music and
storytelling as chosen by the group. We will again set intentions for
dreaming Saturday night.
Sunday morning, we will gather to
review our weekend's work and make additional journeys as needed. We
will discuss how to carry this work into the future and close by
honoring the cauldron guardians we have met.
Advance registration is required to attend all
Church of Earth Healing classes and workshops. See the Schedule
for the next time this workshop will be offered.